Greensboro, North Carolina
Greensboro is a city in the U. S. state of North Carolina. It is the 3rd-most populous city in North Carolina, the 68th-most populous city in the United States, the county seat and largest city in Guilford County and the surrounding Piedmont Triad metropolitan region; as of the 2010 census, the city population was 269,666, in 2015 the estimated population was 285,342. Three major interstate highways in the Piedmont region of central North Carolina were built to intersect at this city. In 1808, "Greensborough" was planned around a central courthouse square to succeed Guilford Court House as the county seat; the county courts were thus placed closer to the geographical center of the county, a location more reached at the time by the majority of the county's citizens, who depended on horse and foot for travel. In 2003, the previous Greensboro – Winston-Salem – High Point metropolitan statistical area was re-defined by the U. S. Office of Management and Budget; this region was separated into the Greensboro–High Point MSA and the Winston-Salem MSA.
The 2010 population for the Greensboro–High Point MSA was 723,801. The combined statistical area of Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point, popularly referred to as the Piedmont Triad, had a population of 1,599,477. Among Greensboro's many notable attractions, some of the most popular include the Wet'n Wild Emerald Pointe water park, the Greensboro Science Center, the International Civil Rights Museum, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the Greensboro Symphony, the Greensboro Ballet, Triad Stage, the Wyndham Golf Championship, the headquarters of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Greensboro Coliseum Complex which hosts various sporting events and other events, the Greensboro Grasshoppers of the South Atlantic Baseball League, the Carolina Dynamo of the Premier Development Soccer League, the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA G League, the Greensboro Roller Derby, the National Folk Festival. At the time of European encounter, the inhabitants of the area that became Greensboro were a Siouan-speaking people called the Saura.
Other indigenous cultures had occupied this area for thousands of years settling along the waterways, as did the early settlers. Quaker migrants from Pennsylvania, by way of Maryland, arrived at Capefair in about 1750; the new settlers began organized religious services affiliated with the Cane Creek Friends Meeting in Snow Camp in 1751. Three years 40 Quaker families were granted approval to establish New Garden Monthly Meeting; the settlement grew during the next three years, adding members from as far away as Nantucket in Massachusetts. It soon became the most important Quaker community in North Carolina and mother of several other Quaker meetings that were established in the state and west of the Appalachians. After the Revolutionary War, the city of Greensboro was named for Major General Nathanael Greene, commander of the rebel American forces at the Battle of Guilford Court House on March 15, 1781. Although the Americans lost the battle, Greene's forces inflicted heavy casualties on the British Army of General Cornwallis.
Following this battle, Cornwallis withdrew his troops to a British coastal base in Wilmington, North Carolina. Greensboro was established near the geographic center of Guilford County, on land, "an unbroken forest with thick undergrowth of huckleberry bushes, that bore a finely flavored fruit." Property for the future village was purchased from the Saura for $98. Three north-south streets were laid out intersecting with three east-west streets; the courthouse was built at the center of the intersection of Market streets. By 1821, the town was home to 369 residents. In the early 1840s, Greensboro was designated by the state government as one of the stops on a new railroad line, at the request of Governor John Motley Morehead, whose plantation, was in Greensboro. Stimulated by rail traffic and improved access to markets, the city grew soon becoming known as the "Gate City" due to its role as a transportation hub for the Piedmont; the railroads transported goods to and from the cotton textile mills.
Many of the manufacturers developed workers' housing in mill villages near their facilities. Textile companies and related businesses continued into the 21st century, when most went bankrupt, and/or merged with other companies as textile manufacturing jobs moved offshore. Greensboro is still a major center of the textile industry, with the main offices of International Textile Group, Galey & Lord, VF Corporation. ITG Brands, maker of Kool and Salem brand cigarettes, is the third largest tobacco company in the United States and is headquartered in Greensboro. Rail traffic continues to be important for the city's economy, as Greensboro is a major regional freight hub. In addition, four Amtrak passenger trains stop in Greensboro daily on the main Norfolk Southern line between Washington and New Orleans by way of Atlanta. Though the city developed early wealth generated in the 18th and 19th centuries from cotton trade and merchandising resulted in owners' constructing several notable buildings; the earliest named Blandwood Mansion and Gardens, was built by a planter in 1795.
Additions to this residence in 1846, designed by Alexander Jackson Davis of New York City, made the house influential as America's earliest Tuscan-style villa. It has been designated as a
South Carolina is a state in the Southeastern United States and the easternmost of the Deep South. It is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, to the southwest by Georgia across the Savannah River. South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U. S. Constitution on May 23, 1788. South Carolina became the first state to vote in favor of secession from the Union on December 20, 1860. After the American Civil War, it was readmitted into the United States on June 25, 1868. South Carolina is the 40th most extensive and 23rd most populous U. S. state. Its GDP as of 2013 was $183.6 billion, with an annual growth rate of 3.13%. South Carolina is composed of 46 counties; the capital is Columbia with a 2017 population of 133,114. The Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin metropolitan area is the largest in the state, with a 2017 population estimate of 895,923. South Carolina is named in honor of King Charles I of England, who first formed the English colony, with Carolus being Latin for "Charles".
South Carolina is known for its 187 miles of coastline, beautiful lush gardens, historic sites and Southern plantations, colonial and European cultures, its growing economic development. The state can be divided into three geographic areas. From east to west: the Atlantic coastal plain, the Piedmont, the Blue Ridge Mountains. Locally, the coastal plain is referred to the other two regions as Upstate; the Atlantic Coastal Plain makes up two-thirds of the state. Its eastern border is a chain of tidal and barrier islands; the border between the low country and the up country is defined by the Atlantic Seaboard fall line, which marks the limit of navigable rivers. The state's coastline contains many salt marshes and estuaries, as well as natural ports such as Georgetown and Charleston. An unusual feature of the coastal plain is a large number of Carolina bays, the origins of which are uncertain; the bays tend to be oval. The terrain is flat and the soil is composed of recent sediments such as sand and clay.
Areas with better drainage make excellent farmland. The natural areas of the coastal plain are part of the Middle Atlantic coastal forests ecoregion. Just west of the coastal plain is the Sandhills region; the Sandhills are remnants of coastal dunes from a time when the land was sunken or the oceans were higher. The Upstate region contains the roots of an eroded mountain chain, it is hilly, with thin, stony clay soils, contains few areas suitable for farming. Much of the Piedmont was once farmed. Due to the changing economics of farming, much of the land is now reforested in Loblolly pine for the lumber industry; these forests are part of the Southeastern mixed forests ecoregion. At the southeastern edge of the Piedmont is the fall line, where rivers drop to the coastal plain; the fall line was an important early source of water power. Mills built to harness this resource encouraged the growth of several cities, including the capital, Columbia; the larger rivers are navigable up to the fall line. The northwestern part of the Piedmont is known as the Foothills.
The Cherokee Parkway is a scenic driving route through this area. This is. Highest in elevation is the Blue Ridge Region, containing an escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which continue into North Carolina and Georgia, as part of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Sassafras Mountain, South Carolina's highest point at 3,560 feet, is in this area. In this area is Caesars Head State Park; the environment here is that of the Appalachian-Blue Ridge forests ecoregion. The Chattooga River, on the border between South Carolina and Georgia, is a favorite whitewater rafting destination. South Carolina has several major lakes covering over 683 square miles. All major lakes in South Carolina are man-made; the following are the lakes listed by size. Lake Marion 110,000 acres Lake Strom Thurmond 71,100 acres Lake Moultrie 60,000 acres Lake Hartwell 56,000 acres Lake Murray 50,000 acres Russell Lake 26,650 acres Lake Keowee 18,372 acres Lake Wylie 13,400 acres Lake Wateree 13,250 acres Lake Greenwood 11,400 acres Lake Jocassee 7,500 acres Lake Bowen Earthquakes in South Carolina demonstrate the greatest frequency along the central coastline of the state, in the Charleston area.
South Carolina averages 10–15 earthquakes a year below magnitude 3. The Charleston Earthquake of 1886 was the largest quake to hit the Southeastern United States; this 7.2 magnitude earthquake destroyed much of the city. Faults in this region are difficult to study at the surface due to thick sedimentation on top of them. Many of the ancient faults are within plates rather than along plate boundaries. South Carolina has a humid subtropical climate, although high-elevation areas in the Upstate area have fewer subtropical characteristics than areas on the Atlantic coastline. In the summer, South Carolina is hot and humid, with daytime temperatures averaging between 86–93 °F in most of the state and overnight lows averaging 70–75 °F on the coast and from 66–73 °F inland. Winter temperatures are much less uniform in South Carolina. Coastal areas of the state have mild winters, with high temperatures approaching an average of 60 °F and overnight lows around 40 °F. Inland, the average January overnight low is around 32 °F i
Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte is the most populous city in the U. S. state of North Carolina. Located in the Piedmont, it is the county seat of Mecklenburg County. In 2017, the U. S. Census Bureau estimated the population was 859,035, making it the 17th-most populous city in the United States; the Charlotte metropolitan area's population ranks 22nd in the U. S. and had a 2016 population of 2,474,314. The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a sixteen-county market region or combined statistical area with a 2016 census-estimated population of 2,632,249. Between 2004 and 2014, Charlotte was ranked as the country's fastest-growing metro area, with 888,000 new residents. Based on U. S. Census data from 2005 to 2015, it tops the 50 largest U. S. cities as the millennial hub. It is the second-largest city in the southeastern United States, just behind Florida, it is the third-fastest-growing major city in the United States. It is listed as a "gamma" global city by World Cities Research Network. Residents are referred to as "Charlotteans".
Charlotte is home to the corporate headquarters of Bank of America and the east coast operations of Wells Fargo, which along with other financial institutions has made it the second-largest banking center in the United States since 1995. Among Charlotte's many notable attractions, some of the most popular include the Carolina Panthers of the NFL, the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA, the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, the Charlotte Independence of the USL, the Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse, two NASCAR Cup Series races and the NASCAR All-Star Race, the Wells Fargo Championship, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Charlotte Ballet, Children's Theatre of Charlotte, Carowinds amusement park, the U. S. National Whitewater Center. Charlotte has a humid subtropical climate, it is located several miles east of the Catawba River and southeast of Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. Lake Wylie and Mountain Island Lake are two smaller man-made lakes located near the city; the Catawba Native Americans were the first known historic tribe to settle Mecklenburg County and were first recorded around 1567 in Spanish records.
By 1759 half the Catawba tribe had died from smallpox, endemic among Europeans, because the Catawba had no acquired immunity to the new disease. At the time of their largest population, Catawba people numbered 10,000, but by 1826 their total population had dropped to 110; the European-American city of Charlotte was developed first by a wave of migration of Scots-Irish Presbyterians, or Ulster-Scot settlers from Northern Ireland, who dominated the culture of the Southern Piedmont Region. They made up the principal founding European population in the backcountry. German immigrants settled the area before the American Revolutionary War, but in much smaller numbers, they still contributed to the early foundations of the region. Mecklenburg County was part of Bath County of New Hanover Precinct, which became New Hanover County in 1729; the western portion of New Hanover split into Bladen County in 1734, its western portion splitting into Anson County in 1750. Mecklenburg County formed from Anson County in 1762.
Further apportionment was made in 1792, after the American Revolutionary War, with Cabarrus County formed from Mecklenburg. In 1842, Union County formed from Mecklenburg's southeastern portion and a western portion of Anson County; these areas were all part of one of the original six judicial/military districts of North Carolina known as the Salisbury District. The area, now Charlotte was settled by people of European descent around 1755, when Thomas Spratt and his family settled near what is now the Elizabeth neighborhood. Thomas Polk, who married Thomas Spratt's daughter, built his house by the intersection of two Native American trading paths between the Yadkin and Catawba rivers. One path was part of the Great Wagon Road. Nicknamed the "Queen City", like its county a few years earlier, Charlotte was named in honor of German princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who had become the Queen Consort of Great Britain and Ireland in 1761, seven years before the town's incorporation. A second nickname derives from the American Revolutionary War, when British commander General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis occupied the city but was driven out by hostile residents.
He wrote that Charlotte was "a hornet's nest of rebellion", leading to the nickname "The Hornet's Nest". Within decades of Polk's settling, the area grew to become "Charlotte Town", incorporating in 1768; the crossroads in the Piedmont became the heart of Uptown Charlotte. In 1770, surveyors marked the streets in a grid pattern for future development; the east–west trading path became Trade Street, the Great Wagon Road became Tryon Street, in honor of William Tryon, a royal governor of colonial North Carolina. The intersection of Trade and Tryon—commonly known today as "Trade & Tryon," or "The Square"—is more properly called "Independence Square". While surveying the boundary between the Carolinas in 1772, William Moultrie stopped in Charlotte Town, whose five or six houses were "very ordinary built of logs". Local leaders came together in 1775 and signed the Mecklenburg Resolves, more popularly known as the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. While not a true declaration of independence from British rule, it is among the first such declarations that led to the American Revolution.
May 20, the traditional date of the signing of the declaration, is celebrated annually in Charlotte as "MecDec", with musket and cannon fire by reenactors in Independence Square. North Carolina's state flag and state seal bea
Tusculum University is a coeducational private university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, with its main campus in the city of Tusculum, United States, a suburb of the town of Greeneville. It is the 28th-oldest operating college in the United States. In addition to its main campus, the institution maintains a regional center for Graduate and Professional Studies in Knoxville, additional satellite campuses across East Tennessee. Before Tennessee became a state in 1796, the east Tennessee area was the southwestern frontier of the United States. Presbyterian ministers Hezekiah Balch and Samuel Doak, both educated at the College of New Jersey, were there, ministering to early Scots-Irish settlers. Striving to meet the settlers' educational needs, Doak founded St. Martins Academy in 1783 and it expanded to become Washington College in 1795. Washington College was renamed "Tusculum College." Balch helped found Greeneville College in 1795. In 1806, emancipated slave John Gloucester became the first African-American student to attend Greeneville College.
He was the first African-American to graduate from college in Tennessee and helped found the First African Presbyterian Church in 1807, in Philadelphia. Samuel Doak and Hezekiah Balch sought the same goals through their separate colleges, they wanted to educate settlers of the American frontier so that they would become better Presbyterians, therefore, in their thinking, better citizens. To better accomplish their common goals, Greeneville College and Tusculum College merged in 1868 to become Greeneville & Tusculum College. Doak rechristened Washington College Tusculum after the home place of Princeton University's then-president Dr. John Witherspoon, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence; the original Tusculum was a city near Rome and home to Roman scholar and philosopher Cicero. It was he who, along with others, identified the civic virtues that form the basis of civic republican tradition, which emphasizes citizens working together to form good societies that in turn foster individuals of good character.
Greeneville College Hezekiah Balch, D. D. 1794–1810 Charles Coffin, D. D. 1810–27 Henry Hoss 1828–36 Alfred Hoss 1836–38 James McLin, B. A. 1838–40 Samuel Matthews 1843–45 Charles Van Vlech 1845–46 John Fleming 1846–47 William B. Rankin, D. D. 1854–58 John Lampson 1859–60 Tusculum Academy Samuel Doak, D. D. 1818–29 Samuel Witherspoon Doak, D. D. 1829–44 Tusculum College Samuel Witherspoon Doak, D. D. 1844–64 William Stephenson Doak, D. D. 1865–68 Tusculum and Greeneville College William Stephenson Doak, D. D. Alexander M. Doak 1882–83 Jeremiah Moore, D. D. 1883–1901 Samuel A. Coile, D. D. 1901–07 Charles O. Gray, D. D. 1907–12 Tusculum College Charles O. Gray, D. D. 1912–31 Charles A. Anderson, D. D. 1931–42 John McSween, D. D. 1942–44 Jere A. Moore 1944–46 George K. Davies, Ph. D. 1946–50 Leslie K. Patton 1950–51 Raymond C. Rankin, D. D. 1951–65 Douglas C. Trout, Ph. D. 1965–68 Charles J. Ping 1968–69 Andrew N. Cothran, Ph. D. 1969–72 Thomas G. Voss, Ph. D. 1972–78 Earl R. Mezoff, Ed. D. 1978–88 Robert E. Knott, Ph. D. 1989–2000 Thomas J. Garland 2000 Dolphus E. Henry III, Ph.
D. 2000–07 Russell L. Nichols, Ph. D. August 2007–April 2009 Nancy B. Moody, DSN April 2009 – 2017 James Hurley, Ph. D. 2017–present Tusculum University James Hurley, Ph. D. 2017–present Tusculum is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate degrees and the Master of Arts in education and the Master of Arts in organizational management. It maintains institutional memberships with the American Council on Education, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, the Council for Opportunity in Education, the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association, the Tennessee State Board of Education, the Appalachian College Association, the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities, the American Association of University Women, the American Medical Association, the New York State Board of Regents. Majors. Tusculum College offers these main fields of specialization to its undergraduate students: Art and Design, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, History, Museum Studies, Political Science, Sports Management, Sports Science.
Teacher licensure programs. Students seeking baccalaureate degrees in education select one of the following subfields to qualify for a state board granted license: Pre-Secondary Education, Secondary Education, K–12 Education, Special Education. Minors. In addition to their academic majors, students at Tusculum College can study these secondary specialties: Biology, Coaching, Computer Information Systems, Environmental Science, Journalism, Mass Media, Mathemati
Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University is a public university in Boone, North Carolina. It was founded as a teacher's college in 1899 by brothers B. B. and D. D. Dougherty; the two brothers each have buildings located on campus. It expanded to include other programs in 1967 and joined the University of North Carolina system in 1971, it is the system's sixth largest institution with about 19,108 students, 17,381 undergraduate and 1,727 graduate. It offers 176 undergraduate and 42 graduate majors as well as a doctoral degree in educational leadership. Appalachian State University began in 1899 when a group of citizens in Watauga County, under the leadership of Blanford B. Dougherty and his brother Dauphin D. Dougherty, began a movement to educate teachers in northwestern North Carolina. Land was donated by Daniel B. Dougherty, father of the leaders in the enterprise, by J. F. Hardin. On this site a wood frame building, costing $1,000, was erected by contributions from citizens of the town and county. In the fall of 1899, the Dougherty brothers, acting as co-principals, began the school, named Watauga Academy.
The first year saw 53 students enrolled in three grades. In 1903, after interest in the school had spread to adjoining counties, D. D. Doughterty was convinced the state would fund institutions established to train teachers, he traveled to the state capital, after drafting a bill. W. C. Newland of Caldwell County introduced the bill in the North Carolina Legislature to make this a state school, with an appropriation for maintenance and for building. Captain E. F. Lovill of Watauga County, R. B. White of Franklin County, Clyde Hoey of Cleveland County and E. J. Justice of McDowell County spoke in favor of the measure. On March 9, 1903, the bill became law, the Appalachian Training School for Teachers was established; the school opened on October 1903 with $2,000 from the state and 325 students. For 22 years, there was a period of steady growth, academic development, valuable service to the state. In 1925, the legislature changed the name to the Appalachian State Normal School and appropriated additional funding for maintenance and permanent improvement.
Four years in 1929, the school became a four-year degree granting institution and was renamed Appalachian State Teachers College. Over 1,300 students were enrolled in degree programs offered for primary grades education, physical education, English and history. Appalachian attained national standards by becoming accredited by the American Association for Teacher Education in 1939, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1942. In 1948 a Graduate School was formed. Dr. Dougherty retired after 56 years of serving the school. J. D. Rankin became interim president. J. D Rankin's still lives on as a part of the campus, as one of the largest buildings is named after the interim-president, needing separate divisions to help new students find their way around the large building. Plemmons lead from 1955 to 1969, his administration oversaw the addition of new buildings as the campus expanded and enrollment grew to nearly 5,000 students. Appalachian was transformed from a single-purpose teachers' college into a multipurpose regional university and Appalachian State Teacher's College became Appalachian State University in 1967.
Growth continued in the 1970s to 550 faculty. Afterward, four degree granting undergraduate colleges were created: Arts and Sciences, Business and Applied Arts, Education. Dr. Herbert Wey succeeded Plemmons as president in 1969 and was named chancellor in 1971; the Wey center is now the home of the Appalachian State Arts Department and large musical performances/ productions. In 1972, Appalachian State became part of the University of North Carolina system. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina, Appalachian State University has one of the highest elevations of any university in the United States east of the Mississippi River, at 3,333 feet; the university's main campus is in downtown Boone, a town of 19,205 compared to an ASU enrollment of 19,108 students. The campus encompasses 1,300 acres, including a main campus of 410 acres with 20 residence halls, 3 main dining facilities, 30 academic buildings, 11 recreation/athletic facilities; the center of campus is nicknamed Sanford Mall, an open grassy quad between the student union, dining halls, library.
Sanford Hall, located on the mall's edge, is named for Terry Sanford, a former governor of the state. Rivers Street, a thoroughfare for town and university traffic divides the campus into east and west sections with underground tunnels and a pedestrian bridge connecting the two halves; the eastern half includes Sanford Mall, Plemmons Student Union, Roess Dining Hall, Belk Library, along with two communities of residence halls. The west side has Trivette Dining Hall, the Student Recreation Center, the Quinn Recreation Center, Kidd Brewer Stadium, Stadium Heights and Yosef Hollow, the two remaining residence hall communities. At the north end, Bodenheimer Drive crosses over Rivers Street and leads to Appalachian Heights, Mountaineer Hall, the Chancellor's House, the Living Learning Center, Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium; the George M. Holmes Convocation Center at the south end of Rivers Street is the gateway and entrance to campus; the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on the edge of main campus is the university's visual art center.
The Turchin Center is the largest visual arts center in northwestern North Carolina, eastern Tennessee, southwestern Virginia. It displa
Pfeiffer University is a private university in the village of Misenheimer near Richfield, North Carolina. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Pfeiffer originated from a home school operated by Miss Emily Prudden in the late 19th century; the school first began operation on the outskirts of Hudson, North Carolina, on Lick Mountain in Caldwell County, North Carolina. University archivist Jonathan Hutchinson said in 2013, "Our accepted founding date is 1885," referring to the date Prudden's first school began, "but Emily started the school in about 1898." The school was called Oberlin, after John Frederick Oberlin, a French priest noted for his social improvement in the Alsace Region of France. The school was endowed by Mrs. Mary P. Mitchell, the name was changed to the Mitchell School. A fire destroyed the school in 1907 and it moved to the nearby town of Lenoir, North Carolina; as that location proved inadequate, the school again relocated in 1910, this time to its current location in Misenheimer.
The Mitchell School began awarding high school diplomas in 1913. In 1928 the school began offering junior college classes and was accredited as such in 1934, it was that year that the Pfeiffer family of New York City gave generous financial gifts to the school for construction of new buildings, it was that the name Pfeiffer Junior College was used. During the 1950s the school began offering senior college courses; the four-year Pfeiffer College was accredited in 1960 during the administration of Dr. J. Lem Stokes II, President. Pfeiffer opened a satellite campus in Charlotte forty miles away, in 1977; the campus moved to a new location in 2017. In 1996 the college's trustees voted to re-organize to achieve university status, the current name of Pfeiffer University was adopted. An outdoor drama entitled "The Legacy of Lick Mountain" relates the beginning of the school, will be presented in Hudson, N. C. in the summer of 2015. The Pfeiffer Junior College Historic District is a national historic district encompassing 14 contributing buildings and 1 contributing structure on the campus of Pfeiffer University.
They include Georgian Revival-style brick academic buildings erected between 1923 and 1948. Notable buildings include the Administration Building, Rowe Hall, Merner Hall, Goode Hall, "Practice Home", Cline Hall, President's House, Jane Freeman Hall, Henry Pfeiffer Chapel and Garfield Merner Center, Washington Hall, Mitchell Gymnasium, the Campus Gates, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. Division of Business Accounting Business Administration Computer Information Systems Sports Management 3-2: BA & MBA Division of Education Comprehensive Science Elementary Education English Health & Physical Mathematics Social Studies Special Education Division of Arts and Sciences Biology Chemistry Environmental Science Mathematics Communication English English: Creative Writing English Education History History: Social Studies Licensure Track Music Political Science Criminal Justice Human Services Pre-Medical Studies Psychology Religion & Practical Theology Division of Health-Related Programs Exercise Science Nursing Professional Advancement and Degree Completion Business Administration Criminal Justice Health Administration Interdisciplinary Studies Human Relations The Graduate School Business MBA - Master of Business Administration MSL - Master of Science in Leadership Joint Degree MBA/MHA Joint Degree MBA/MSL Joint Degree MHA/MSL Joint Degree Education MSEE - Master of Science in Elementary Education MAT-SPED - Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education Financial Fraud Investigations FFI - Master of Science in Financial Fraud Investigations Health Administration MHA - Master of Health Administration Marriage and Family Therapy MFT - Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Practical Theology MAPT - Master of Arts in Practical Theology Center for Deacon Education Pfeiffer has 2 graduate campuses and plans for a third.
The main graduate campus is located in North Carolina near the SouthPark area. The campus has been in Charlotte since 1996 and serves several hundred students. On October 12, 2016, Pfeiffer announced plans to leave its Park Road campus, which it will sell to a developer planning a six-story building with apartments, restaurants and offices; the new location across the street in the Park Seneca building on Mockingbird Lane, with 26,440 square feet on three floors opened October 20, 2017. Pfeiffer's Research Triangle Park campus, located in Morrisville, North Carolina, serves graduate students in Raleigh, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas. In November 2016, Albemarle City Council approved incentives for a campus in the city several miles south of the main campus. Graduate programs will be located in a new building at the location of the former Stanly County Museum, which relocated to the City Hall Annex; the Albemarle Hotel may be renovated as a result. Groundbreaking took place January 7, 2019.
The graduate degrees offered include master's degrees in business administration, healthcare administration, organizational change and leadership, marriage & family therapy, some of which are offered online as well. Pfeiffer University's Division of Business is a candidate for accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs in May 2017. Pfeiffer University's Marriage and Family Therapy program, Raleigh-Durham campus, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education. For many yea